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Villa Maria Hotel & SPA
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed June 12, 2011

This hotel was great. The service was fantastic and the place with its veiw was just so great. Also nice swimingpool and privat beach.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Dorking
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

The hotel itself was ok - the room was spacious with a huge balcony (we had upgraded) but I'm afraid a really terrible meal in the restaurant completely spoilt our enjoyment. The hotel is positioned sufficiently far away that walking to any other restaurants is not possible, and as we were tired after a long drive we opted to eat in. Having had a superb meal at another Romantik establishment in Belgium a few weeks previously, we hoped for similar standards - how wrong we were. The choice was limited to begin with - we skipped starters and went straight for main courses - mine was inedible - totally oversalted to the point of not being able to taste anything but salt for some time afterwards. I persevered with a few mouthfuls but had to give up. My partners meal (lamb I think) wasn't quite as salty, but the meat was very gristly and quite unappetising. The head waiter apologised and offered to replace the meal, but by that point my appetite was gone - he suggested some cheese which in fairness to him was a nice idea and we agreed to that. The steak was removed form the bill but the cheese added - I can never be bothered to argue about this so just paid and we left the next morning - somewhat wiser to the Romantik chain - don't judge all their hotels by the standard of one, would be our conclusion.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PlummyDorking
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Stayed here now for the second time and had again a wonderful holiday.
2 tips:
* bring more variation in the breakfast.
* improve the quality of your restaurant: limited menu and too high priced for the offered quality.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank wschins
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Milano
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

I stayed in Villa Maria for a week end which was supposed to be relaxing. I booked a room and a relaxing massage for me and my boyfriend (60 euros each) in the wellness centre.
The hotel is nice, but walls are sooo thin you could also hear your neighbour snoring at night! Furthermore, the wellness centre is builded just underneath the restaurant. At the time I booked the massage, 4 pm, a wedding party started just above our head, so I had to listen at songs, shouts, high heels shoes.. it was terrible! We waisted our money! At the end of the massage I was more nervous than at the beginning!
We complained about it, to the wellness centre and also to the reception, but all we got was a simple "sorry".
If you don't like noise, don't go to Villa Maria.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Den Bosch
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Reviewed September 26, 2009

We have enjoyed our stay at Villa Maria very much. Our room was modern and comfortable, with a wonderful view at the Adriatic sea. The hotel is situated in a beautiful parc. We, especially our children, enjoyed the swimmingpool very much; it was ideally situated, half in the sun, half in the shadow of pine-trees. The restaurant of the hotel is also very good.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Borlo
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

There's a difference in room quality in terms of design and quality, but this is nicely compensated with the very open and friendly staff of the hotel.
The garden is wonderful and it creates an oase of quietness: beautiful terraces, nice swimming pool.

To be short a very nice stay!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank janverbeek
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South Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2009

We stayed here for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished it could have been longer. The setting is really peaceful and we had a wonderful sea view from our room. As in previous reviews be aware of hidden costs, we only had a standard room which didn't include the spa, this didn't matter to us as we were able to use the outside pool, but if we had visited any later when the pool closes, this would have cost the earth. The restaurant is great with excellent food but again is not cheap and there isn't a great deal of choice, although I have noticed a lack of choice in other Italian restaurants, therefore I guess this is normal.

We just wanted a few days to chill and do very little and this was the ideal place. Having access to a private beach is also a bonus, specially not having to pay for your sunbed etc.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Villa Maria Hotel & SPA
Address: Contrada Pretaro | Navigatore: Via S. Paolo 1, 66023 Francavilla Al Mare, Italy
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Location: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of Chieti > Francavilla Al Mare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Francavilla Al Mare
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Francavilla Al Mare
#1 Romantic Hotel in Francavilla Al Mare
#4 Business Hotel in Francavilla Al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa Maria Hotel & SPA 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choosing the Hotel Villa Maria as the favourite destination for your stay in Abruzzo means preferring pleasantness and comfort, which here blend together in a discreet and friendly environment: the terrace-restaurant with private area, the pergola for the warm summer evenings, the swimming pool and solarium surrounded by the splendid park full of pine trees and centuries-old olive trees, in addition to the newest Spa & Health Club. ... more   less 
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Sporting Hotel Maria
Sporting Hotel Francavilla Al Mare

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